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Hossam Badrawi

Professor in Cairo University, Medical School. He received his postgraduate studies in Wayne state University, Detroit Michigan, North Western University, Chicago, Illinois and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. His academic activities include publishing more than 120 research papers and participating in 8 text books in his field of specialty in obstetrics & gynecology. Beside his academic work, he was an elected member of the Egyptian Parliament and chaired the committee of Education and Scientific Research for five years (2000 to 2005). He lead the education reform initiatives in Egypt during this period and is considered the father of reform throughout the country . He also chaired the joint committee of the Parliament for the IPR legislation in Egypt and is considered the key behind the legislation. Prof. Badrawi has played a major role in developing the new policy reforms directions of Health and he developed the vision of health reform in the NDP, and is a member of the policy secretariat of the ruling party of Egypt. Prof. Badrawi is a member of the Supreme Council for Human Rights that has been developed in 2004 as part of the reform wave in Egypt towards democracy. He chairs the social human rights committee in the council, he also created together with a number of leaders of the civil society the first Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (2004). Prof. Badrawi is a founder member of the board of Arab Parliamentarians against corruption , a foundation created to fight corruption in the region . He chairs also an initiative of Arab Science, Technology , and Innovation Policy – Parliamentary Perspective with the UNESCO, He is also the chairman of the parliamentary network of the World Bank (PNoWB) / MENA chapter, an initiative developed with the World Bank. Prof. Badrawi is a leader in the private health care sector, has a distinguished vision for health care financing, management and provision. He started the first managed care company in Egypt in 1989 and before that a private health care institution (Nile Badrawi Hospital) in 1982 which is considered one of the eminent private hospitals in Egypt. Prof. Badrawi, beside his family business, which he leads, he is an active member of the civil society. He is the founder, chairman of the board as well as a member of a number of leading NGO’s in Egypt. ( eg. The Dreamers of Tomorrow, Takafol, New Civil Forum and the Egypt’s International Economic Forum and others). He is also an advocate for youth, women and children rights and shares in the activities of promoting their role in the society. Prof. Badrawi’s experience in civil work, parliament and in private business as a part of a well routed family, that created investments, especially in service fields, gives him a very special scope of political, academic and private sector vision.

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